Sam Houston State appears as if it will go for it. They get it from Flanders on the 4th down play.
He gets to the Montana 31.
Flanders gets nine on the next play and four on the next.
3rd & 2 from the 46 and Flanders gets just one. Montana calls a timeout with 2:06 left in the game.
4th & 1 from the 47.
After the 1st down, SHSU has a false start call to send them back 5 yards.
1st & 15 from the 33.
Flanders gets five on the first play and Bell gets two on the next play.
It is 3rd & 3 from the 32. The Bearkats give it to Flanders and he gets six for the Bearkat first down.
We will see if the SHSU offense can put together a drive on this possession. The Bearkats have not done much in the 2nd half.
The punt is fair caught at their own 25. We have 6:00 exactly left with SHSU holding the three point advantage at 31-28.
Canada gets three on first down but loses four on second down.
The Griz have a 3rd & 11 from the SHSU 49. The Johnson pass is underthrown and Montana will have to punt.
Actually that last play was out to the 40.
Nguyen gets two on first down to the 42. Middleton gets a Griz first down on the 2nd down play into SHSU territory at the 48.
Canada gets four on the first down play out to the 16.
Canada gets a swing pass out to the Griz 39 on the 2nd down play.
The Griz defense has really stepped it up--giving up just the three points and those were on a offensive fumble really.
Bell runs an option and the Griz sniff it out and drop him for a 14 yard loss to the 19.
Flanders gets a the yardage back and is just short of the first down.
3rd & 4 from the 38. Bell only gets two.
It is 4th & 2 from the 40. SHSU will punt and Nguyen returns to the 22 but there is a block in the back foul on the Griz so they will start at their own 12 on this drive.
The Montana kick is a short one that is not returned much but SHSU will start at their own 33.
Canada losses a couple yards on the 1st down play. Johnson hits Taylor to set up a 3rd & 6 from the 38. Moutra catches the pass to move the chains to the 46.
Johnson takes the next carry 54 on a fake handoff all the way for the touchdown.
PAT is good. We are looking for a fantastic finish.
Montana gets to within 3. SHSU 31 Montana 28 with 11:26 left in the game.
The Griz get out to the 29 but face a 3rd & 1 from there. Canada gets the carry for the 1st down to the Griz 34.
The 3rd down play is caught by Wilson but gets just to the Griz 41. SHSU will act like they are going for it but Bell punts it. The kick goes into the end zone for a touchback.
1st & 10 at the 20 for Montana with 14:07 left in the game.
A wildcat keeper by Sincere for one and a give to Wilson for two will set up a 3rd and 7 from the Montana 43. That play will be the first play when we start the 4th qtr.
After three periods, SHSU leads 31 - 21 over Montana.
Flanders gets two carries and results in another first down for the Bearkats.
SHSU is into Montana territory at their 46.
After no gain on first down on the run, Bell hits TE J.D. Standley for the first down on 2nd down to the SHSU 42.
The Griz kickoff is returned to their own 30 by Blanton.
Johnson gets three on a qb scramble on first down to the SHSU 25.
Jordan Canada get four on swing pass.
3rd & 3 and Johnson hits Cam Warren for the first down at the 8.
Canada gets the carry on 1st & goal to the 3.
2nd and goal yield a three yard touchdown run by Canada for the Griz.
PAT is good.
Montana pulls to within 10. SHSU 31 Montana 21 with 3:36 left in the 34d qtr.